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Pathways that determine the endotoxic and adjuvant properties of meningococcal lipopolysaccharide

University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Outer membrane vesicle (OMV) vaccines are currently being developed against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strains.


Pneumococcal pathogenesis and the role of basement membrane binding proteins in the penetration of epithelial barriers

Women and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is an important pathogen, causing life-threatening invasive diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis and bacteraemia, as well as less serious but highly...


The diversity of meningococcal Opa proteins and their human receptor: implications for disease susceptibility and vaccine design.

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Despite the recent introduction of a vaccine against serogroup C meningococci, invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis remains the leading infectious cause of death in early childhood in...


The role of the collectins in determining innate susceptibility to meningococcal disease

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

The collectins are a family of innate immune proteins which share structural features and some functions.


Vaccine potential of proteins encoded on a virulence-associated genomic island in Neisseria meningitidis

L' Université René Descartes, Paris, France

Recent advances in the epidemiology of Neisseria meningitidis, the agent of cerebrospinal meningitis, have shown that meningococcal disease is caused by only a few of the hundreds of clonal lineages...


Bacterial triggers of neuronal apoptosis and their in vivo relevance for brain damage in pneumococcal meningitis

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common and most aggressive pathogens of bacterial meningitis.


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